A new study has been published during autism month (April) that states babies of obese mothers have a greater chance of developing autism, but the Judiciary Report disagrees. For example, a number of thin moms in Hollywood, who gained a moderate amount of weight during pregnancy, gave birth to children, who were later diagnosed with autism (Toni Braxton, Jenny McCarthy).
Mom's obesity tied to child's autism, development: study
- (Reuters) - Children born to obese women are more likely to be diagnosed with autism or related developmental delays than the children of slimmer mothers, according to a U.S. survey.
The research, which appeared in Pediatrics, was looking for the impact on childrens' cognitive development from a variety of "metabolic conditions" in the mother, including high blood pressure or diabetes. The strongest links were found between obesity and autism-related disorders.
Although the study cannot prove that one condition causes the other, its authors caution that even the possibility is worrisome in the light of rising U.S. obesity rates...
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